Zaid Ali is currently Principal Network Engineer at LinkedIn where he manages Network Engineering and Operations. Prior, Ali was Director of Technical Operations at Genius.com where he was responsible for managing all aspects of data center, network operations, email deliverability and corporate IT. He managed an engineering team at Procera Networks and was responsible for incorporating one of the first deep packet pattern matching engines on an Intel IXP network processor. Ali was senior network architect at WebEx where he was responsible for building its Media Tone™ network across the US, Europe and Asia, WebEx was later acquired by Cisco. Before moving to Silicon Valley in 1998, Ali spent much of his earlier career in Internet Development in his native Fiji where he built the first telemedicine network for a medical university and was instrumental in building the first non-profit ISP in the South Pacific. Ali has worked as a consultant for UN development agencies on sustainable Internet development. Ali is also a recognized local talent and embraced by numerous Bay Area Arabic musicians for his authentic drumming on the Dharbuka, Riqq and frame drum with his band Al Azifoon. Ali holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Physics from University of the South PacificTerm:is president of the Bay Area Chapter of the International Internet Society. His resume can be found below. His talk about the International Internet Society will be highly informative and instructional. We will also learn a great deal bout "LinkedIn."
Host: John Wekselblatt
- Zaid Ali
- Network Architect at WebEx
- Network Consultant at South Pacific Applied Geosciences Commission (SOPAC)
- Network Developer at Fiji School of Medicine
- Network Consultant at Fiji Internet Group (FIGNET).
- Research Assistant/Tutor at University of the South Pacific